Do We Always Signal
Should I always signal?
It’s not always necessary to signal, when nobody else would benefit or if it may be confusing to other road users.
It is not necessary to signal:
• When moving away or pulling up at the side of the road and nobody in sight would benefit from it. If you are close to a bend or your view is obscured, then you may want to signal anyway.
• At a junction where markings clearly show you can only go in one direction.
• If having stopped in a queue of traffic with the handbrake on and the vehicle behind has stopped, then it is not necessary to have the brake lights on.
• When following the flow of traffic to overtake parked cars. You can take up your position early and keep a steady course.
Always be sure to cancel any signals that don’t cancel themselves.